Volunteers needed for Poppy Appeal stalls

POPPY Appeal collectors are being desperately sought in Wisbech to man the fundraising stalls.

The Wisbech branch of the Royal British Legion is busy preparing for this year’s appeal, which will culminate in the ceremonies on November 11 and Remembrance Sunday.

However, they are being hindered by a lack of volunteers to sell poppies in the town’s supermarkets in the run-up to the annual event, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year.

Poppy Appeal organiser Bill Durrant is asking people if they can spare some time between November 1 and 11 to man the poppy stalls and help raise funds for the charity.

He has 34 slots to fill, with morning and afternoon shifts available. The stalls are not in the open and will be situated in Tesco, Asda, Aldi or the Co-operative.

The stalls are normally staffed by veterans, but numbers have dropped this year due to some bereavements and the advancing age of many of the veterans.

Anyone over the age of 16 can help and you do not have to be a member of the RBL. Shifts are four hours in length.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Bill on 07765-642311 (days) or 01945-581166 (eves).